NDP MLA Jennifer Rice says grant will support active transportation in Prince Rupert

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PRINCE RUPERT – New Democrat MLA Jennifer Rice says more people in Prince Rupert will be able to safely and conveniently choose active transportation to get around, thanks to provincial funding for new active transportation planning.

“Prince Rupert is one the most compact cities in the North Coast, making it an excellent candidate for active transportation infrastructure,” says Jennifer Rice, MLA for North Coast. “For these reasons, I’m pleased that our BC New Democrat government is investing in the city’s new active transportation plan.”

The City of Prince Rupert is receiving $50,000 to support incorporating active transportation in the city’s new transportation plan.

74 new infrastructure and planning projects in communities all around B.C. are receiving funding as part of this round of provincial grants.

By partnering with local and Indigenous governments to fund these projects, the province is giving more people the option to use active transportation in their daily travel. Making these options more accessible supports the province’s CleanBC commitments to increase trips by walking, cycling, and transit by 30% by 2030.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/28248